Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk with Charles Busch. Reviews include Bright Colors and Bold Patterns, Othello at New York Theatre Workshop, Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812, and The Babylon Line at Lincoln Center Theater.
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Notes and links for the podcast.
Guest: Charles Busch
Charles Busch on the First Time He Performed in Drag (The New York Times, December 20, 2016)
CD @ Broadway Records: Charles Busch – Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below
PF + CB: Bright Colors and Bold Patterns @ Barrow Street Theatre, 27 Barrow Street, through December 30, 2016
JM + MP + PF: Othello @ New York Theatre Workshop, 79 East 4th Street, January 18, 2017
Marsha Stephanie Blake
PF: Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 @ Imperial Theatre, 249 West 45th Street
JM + MP: The Babylon Line @ Lincoln Center Theater, 150 West 65th Street, through January 22, 2017
Television, Film and Streaming:
Next Week: (Possible discussions that we didn’t get to this week)
PF: The Band’s Visit @ Atlantic Theater Company, Linda Gross Theater, 336 W. 20th St, through January 8, 2017
MP: Daniel Reichard @ Birdland, “DANIEL REICHARD’S GUIDE TO CHRISTMAS”
MP: Steven Brinberg @ 54 Below, “SIMPLY BARBRA HOLIDAY SHOW: THE MUSIC, THE MEM’RIES, THE MATZO…”
PF: Rancho Viejo @ Playwrights Horizons
Charles Busch – Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below @ BroadwayRecords.com
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15. A Parade in Town/Sail Away
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